Crusoe's Beach

Enjoy a day in a world all your own on Crusoe's Beach, a secluded haven on the Navy Island Beaches off Jamaica. Here no one will bother you as you take over your own private beach and take in the serene effects of relaxing in ultimate isolation on this beautiful Caribbean beach.

Set in the western outskirts of Port Antonio, Crusoe's Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will love how easy it is to access Crusoe's Beach. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

How to Access The Beach
Crusoe's Beach is accessible only by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Crusoe's Beach features white sand and bright aquamarine waters, with thick greenery lining the edge of the beach.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. At Crusoe's Beach, you are the only human present most of the time. The extreme isolation of the beach make it a prime spot for gaining a complete sun tan or just enjoying Jamaica's wonderful exclusion.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Crusoe's Beach is on Jamaica's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Portland Art Gallery, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Historic attractions, including Christ Church, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Crusoe's Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shoreline is one and a quarter miles from this place of historical significance.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Crusoe's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. SE Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 1.3 mi. SE Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 mi. E Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 1.7 mi. E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Port Antonio, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Crusoe's Beach, Port Antonio is not far away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Although travelers will not find very many places to stay close-by, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Crusoe's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
San San Tropez 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 1.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 1.4 mi. SE Cottages
Hotel Tim Bamboo 1.7 mi. ESE Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Crusoe's Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Dickie's Best Kept Secret is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Jamaican food. They are also known for their comfort food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Crusoe's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dickie's Best Kept Secret (876) 809-6276 Jamaican Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
San San Tropez (876) 993-7213 International, Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Marybelle's Pub on the Pier (876) 413-9731 Jamaican Very Casual 1.0 mi. ESE
Brisc Sports Bar and Grill -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Chicken Place Restaurant & Catering Servs The (876) 993-4984 -- -- -- --
D-Tech Computers Internet Cafe (876) 715-4601 -- -- -- --
Green Palm Restaurant (876) 715-4482 -- -- -- --
Juici Patties Port Antonio -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Rusalka Restaurant (876) 715-5756 -- -- -- --
Yosch Cafe -- International Very Casual 1.1 mi. SE
Dekal Internet Cafe & Bistro (876) 297-7566 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. SE
Shadows (876) 933-3823 Eclectic Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Crusoe's Beach worth visiting.

Another location you might enjoy is Navy Island, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it less than a mile to the east. Navy Island's beaches, a short boat ride away from Port Antonio, are closed to the public temporarily. Yet, this beach is a great haven for visitors who wish the remain somewhat secluded yet have convenient amenities at hand for added comfort. The boat shuttle runs all night and day, beautiful beaches and prime snorkeling line the shores, and a few restaurants and hotels are available for guests of the island. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Blue Lagoon could be a good option for you. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Errol Flynn Marina Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but taking a swim at Crusoe's Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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